Saturday, 24 January 2015


I must be completely sincere and say that I wasn't to keen on writing about my favourites. I just feel so much pressure to say which were my all time favourites but when I started to think about them a little more, then they just came to my mind. Products that I have really liked and because of that bought them numerous times.

Ugh?! Where to begin? Maybe, skin and hair care would be a good place to start from since they enhance your natural beauty.

My Croatian readers probably know about this Croatian brand, whose products I loved- OLIVAL. They have a whole line with immortelle. I tried their immortelle mask, toner, cleansing milk and face scrub and I also got their nourishing face cream as a Christmas gift this year, but haven't tried it yet. I liked the most their cleansing milk and toner, although their face mask is very good, too.

This is maybe a weird favourite, but I loooove my ebelin makeup removing pads. They are the best! They are DM brand product, never sticky, don't fall apart when they get wet, never make my eyes sting. Basically, the only ones I use. 

For some time now I have been using micelle solutions of all kinds. It all started with Bioderma Sensibio (review here) which I still love (Vichy's is also great) but one was great as a product and also as your value for the money- Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. Almost exactly the same as Bioderma and for a fraction of the price. Loved it! My review on it here.

Somewhere towards the end of the last year I bought an eye cream and haven't dreamed that it will become my favourite. It is Caudalie Polyphenol (C15) eye and lip cream. I wrote about it here.

As for body care, I will mention just one product: Balea In Shower Body Milk. AMAZING!!! I can't be without it, and if I see any signs of it going on its last legs, I run to DM to buy another one. Great for busy or lazy days and you can read more about it here.

My lips and I both loved Korres-Jasmine lip butter. The most wondeful product ever! Such a great soft and nourishing texture, wonderful light caramel scent... I loved it and used it every day since I got it. I wrote about it here, just in case you are interested.

Hair products??? I know that I am always raveing about my Macadamia deep healing mask and oil, and don't forget their No tangle brush. I love all of them and they have been my favourites for many, many years. The only thing I have to warn you about is the fact that the brush looses some of its "miracle working" during time, so you should replace it every two years (also have to say that I use it every day on wet and dry hair). I wrote about the most of the line here, if you are interested, especially because I am not that crazy about their other products.
I also always have a bottle od Head&Shoulders shampoo on hand. I wash my hair with it once a week just as a precautionary measure. I haven't had dandruff in years and I think that this shampoo gets the credit for that.

And for the days when I just didnt' have the time or energy for washing my hair I used Batiste XXL Volume dry shampoo. A very good product which got some competition just at the end of the year but was definitely a winner during the whole 2014. I am planning to write a review about it so I am not going into details now, but it really is a good volumising dry shampoo.

My favourite roll on was Nivea fresh natural deodorant. I used up many of those...

I almost forgot steripods?! Those little tooth brush sanitizers are amazing and I would say buy them! My review on them- here.

And then there is makeup.

My absolute 2014. favourites are Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eye pencils! I got them for Christmas last year and fell in love with them. I used all of the colours during the year because every colour was perfect for some season. And actually, I used them all up! I got a new set for Christmas this year which will hopefully also be as good and earn its place among my favourites for this year, because they were so soft but long lasting, didn't smudge, acted well in the waterline. I loved them and wrote about them- here.

Another makeup product that I loved was my Chanel Illusoire cream eye shadow. I wore it almost exclusively this year. Mostly by itself. It is beautiful. This is a complete compliment catcher and you can read my review on it here.

I tried a lot of mascaras this year but loved one the most and think that it is a great value for the money. Don't get me wrong. It also performs great! My L'Oreal million lashes excess red mascara. It gives me wawawawoom lashes which I am all for! I am not a natural looking lashes type. More like a sophisticated drag queen type ;), if that even exists?

when I first bought it

I have quite a few blushes in my collection and there was one I used all the time. My Art Deco limited edition blush which was bought in Hungary- haul here. I know that it is from a 2013. collection but we made each other company mostly in 2014..

I have one favourite among makeup setting sprays and it is  from Skindinavia. I tried all of them but probably like the bridal one the most (although I have combination to oily skin).

And probably my favourite perfume in the year 2014. was Harajuku Lovers Baby. I used up two bottles of it so I think that it deserved its place among my favourites.

My lifestyle favourites this year were my dogs! I love having them in my life <3 <3 <3, and my travels!

2014. started on Cuba for me. I always wanted to go there and doing that just confirmed my love for it! I am going back for sure. I loved my European trips also, but probably a trip to Poland was my fave. I must not forget Morroco.... where we rented a car and drove thousand kilometers throught it just to get to know it better. Wonderful!

Now you also know a little bit more about me.

Do we share some favourites?

Tell me...

Love, beautyandbrains007

Before you start to think that the amount of spare bottles that I have is crazy, I want to tell you that they are from my emties post that I am writing about the amount of products I used up in a 6 months period. :)

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